A friend who lives nearby is agisting a herd of goats for another local farmer who no longer has a farm. They are Boer goats, which were indigenous to South Africa, but are now being bred for meat production. The females often have twins or triplets, so financially they are a success. This herd numbers about 50+, and they are currently dropping their kids, so yesterday when I visited there were about 20 week old kids to enjoy. The mothers were very docile and did not mind me getting close, while the kids were curious and kept nibbling at my jeans or shoes. They were absolutely gorgeous, but did not stay still for long – I was only sorry I did not capture any of them leaping and frisking with each other, which was most amusing.
As usual, click on any image for a better view which is not greyed out. I changed my blog theme to this one, and am not sure I like the way the photos appear.